700:55

City Code: 700:55

CHAPTER VII.





TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Section 700 - General Parking Regulations

Section 700:55. Penalty.

Subd. 1. It is a petty offense for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by Sections 700:00 et seq. of this Code.

Subd. 2. A person charged with a petty offense shall not be entitled to a jury trial but shall be tried by a judge without a jury. If convicted he shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.00.

Subd. 3. Any person violating parking restrictions contained in this ordinance may fully satisfy such violation by inserting in the envelope used as a parking violation fee ticket, such sum of lawful money of the United States as is hereinafter set forth, and placing such envelope in parking violation fee box, or by leaving same at the Law Enforcement Center in Owatonna, Minnesota, to-wit:

a. Parking beyond time limit
First Offense. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ...Warning
Second through Fifth Offense. . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . . .. .. . .. . .. . .. . ...$ 5.00
Sixth Offense. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. $ 10.00
Seventh Offense. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .... . .. . .. . ...$ 25.00
Eighth Offense.. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ... . .. . .. $ 50.00
Ninth Offense.. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ... . .. . .. . .$ 75.00
Tenth and Subsequent Offense. . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . .. . . . .. . .. . .. . .$100.00

For the purpose of this section, offenses accumulate over a period of one year starting January 1 and ending December 31. eff. 12/16/08

b. Parking too close to fire hydrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00

c. Unlawfully parking in a handicapped zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00

d. Double parked illegally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

e. Parking in a prohibited area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

f. Parking in crosswalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

g. Parking over forty-eight (48) hours unattended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

h. Blocking private drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

i. Obstructing traffic lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

j. Parking so as to obstruct an alley .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

k. Parked 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. in
central business district . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 10.00
Section 700:55, Subd. 3, l.


l. Parking too close to stop sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00

m. Parking in a yellow zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00

n. Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10.00

o. Winter parking violations eff. 10/20/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00

p. Recreational vehicle parking violations eff... 11/16/04 . . . . . . . . 20.00

q. Intentionally obstructs or interferes with the
enforcement of this Ordinance by removing
the parking control officer's chalk mark on the tires
of a motor vehicle. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ........................... . ... . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..$100.00
eff. 12/16/08

For violations of subparagraphs a. through q., payments must be made within forty-eight (48) hours. Late fees will be assessed as follows: Within ten (10) days, $5.00 penalty, after ten (10) days, $10.00 penalty; and after thirty (30) days but before issuance of a warrant, $30.00 penalty. eff. 11/16/04, 12/16/08

Payments so made shall constitute a parking violation fee. All amounts collected after issuance of a warrant as hereinafter provided shall constitute a fine for ordinance violation and are subject to the jurisdiction of the District Court. After a warrant issues for the violation of this ordinance, the bail and fine for said violation will be set by the Court, provided that no warrant shall be issued unless a notice of violation by first class mail has been sent by the Owatonna Police Department to the last known registered owner of the vehicle involved. eff. 11/16/04

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